L!fe Happens

2011 R 1h 42m Blu-ray / DVD

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L!fe Happens

2011 R 1h 42m Blu-ray / DVD
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Hipsters from the trendy Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles contend with adulthood in this woman-powered comedy. When one of them gives birth to a baby, her roomie resolves to not let this new responsibility hamper their lifestyle.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Widescreen 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that L!fe Happens is a very uneven indie comedy about a young single mom who's trying to establish a career and meet a decent guy while taking care of her baby. She and her best friends (all roommates) are navigating the Los Angeles singles scene, which leads to plenty of sex talk and a few passionate encounters (expect some loud noises and partially clad characters groping, though no actual nudity). Characters also drink and swear ("f--k," "s--t," etc.) frequently, and they don't always make smart choices when it comes to parenting, friendship, or relationships.

Sexual Content

Many sexual references, some quite graphic, and a few sex scenes that, although they involve loud noises and people on top of each other, imply more than they show. One woman prefers anonymous encounters and actively resists men who seek relationships. In an early scene, two roommates scurry around their apartment looking for a condom as their lovers await. Some skimpy attire and discussion of one character's virginity.


A boss verbally berates her employee. Some yelling and bickering.


Frequent swearing, including "f--k," "bitch," "ass," "s--t," "p---y," and much more.

Social Behavior

Positive messages about friendship and learning to be responsible are diluted by characters' iffy attitudes and behavior (lying, not being there for friends, etc.). L!fe Happens attempts to be frank about the challenges of parenting, particularly as a single mom -- and it does make it clear that taking care of a baby is tough for anyone (though, if anything, parenting is even harder than it appears here).


Apple products are shown (a laptop, for instance)

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Several scenes take place at bars and parties where everybody is drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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